Category Archives: States and Regions

Aufgeschnappt: Wann greifen endlich die Europäer ein?

Salhin sagt, es müsse jetzt bald eine Lösung geben. Nur eine zweite westliche Intervention könne uns retten. Der Westen müsse endlich auch unsere Vorstellungen berücksichtigen, sagt Ashour, falls sie kommen, müssten sie dauerhaft in Libyen bleiben und das Land von … Continue reading

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Das Phantom von Ouagadougou

von Peter Dörrie Burkina Fasos Militär hat eine lange und nicht gerade ruhmreiche Geschichte der Einmischung in die politischen Angelegenheiten des westafrikanischen Landes. Mit der Ausnahme von Burkina Fasos erstem Präsidenten, Maurice Yaméogo, waren alle acht Staatsoberhäupter seit der Unabhängigkeit … Continue reading

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American Commandos Use Niger for Training and More

by Joseph Trevithick, a freelance journalist and researcher. He is also a regular contributing writer at War is Boring and a Fellow at GlobalSecurity.org. The Pentagon is looking to open up a new gas station for its planes in southern … Continue reading

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Satellite Imagery Captures China’s Divine Eagle UAV

China’s enormous Divine Eagle UAV is larger than the U.S. Air Force’s Global Hawk, recently released satellite imagery suggests. While China’s UAVs are getting better, if not bigger, little is known about one of its latest models. Photos of China’s mysterious UAV appeared … Continue reading

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Bombardiert von türkischen Kampfflugzeugen

von Vager Saadullah. Vager Saadullah (Twitter / Facebook) ist ein kurdischer Journalist und Editor in Dohuk, Irak. Er absolviert einen Masterstudiengang in Internationale Beziehungen an der Girne American University in Zypern. Übersetzung: offiziere.ch. Die gebirgige Grenze zwischen der Autonome Region … Continue reading

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New Armor Deployments in Iran’s Southeast

by Galen Wright. Satellite imagery of an Iranian Army (NEZAJA) garrison shows a new deployment of T-72 tanks in the country’s southeast that may signal the first tangible steps in a long-overdue modernization program. Headquartered in the provincial capital of … Continue reading

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The new Maldivian Constitution amendment: a strategic perspective from India

by Darshana M. Baruah. She is a Junior Fellow at the New Delhi based think tank, Observer Research Foundation, is working on the South China Sea and has completed her Masters in International Relations from Cardiff University in 2012. Maldives … Continue reading

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Brazil’s Nuclear Submarine Program at Risk After Corruption Scandal

by Robert Beckhusen In late July, 2015, some stunning news hit the Brazilian nuclear program. Othon Luiz Pinheiro da Silva, a retired navy admiral, a leading nuclear engineer, head of Brazil’s state-controlled nuclear power company Eletronuclear and a central figure … Continue reading

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Coalition ISR Aircraft Supporting Iraq Ops

The recent imagery update available in Google Earth from June shows a French Navy Atlantique 2 (ATL-2) maritime patrol aircraft parked on the French ramp at Al Dhafra Airbase, UAE. France deployed the aircraft late last year to support strike … Continue reading

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Iraqis argue over war strategy

by Dr. Hauke ​​Feickert, lecturer at the Centrum für Nah- und Mittelost-Studien (CNMS) at Philipps University Marburg (original published in German). Before a military offensive is launched against the Caliphate metropolis, Mosul, Iraqi forces must capture several IS strongholds on … Continue reading

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